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i share the same as what was said earlier i content the supervisors for taking the position to change legislation to include the particular tactic of harassment by landlords etc. i'm not just speaking for my organization as a vietnam veteran and the westerns that are here it facts many people. it's a shame that the rich culture that the city has projected to the outer public is in the state of problems right now. there's a lot of resentment we see those big buses that driving around here that creates the resentment to the topic. we hope there's a a balance to
keep our people's here all the superdomes of society and in particular our art and cultural workings are being affected. like a brain drain that goes on in other countries there's a cultural drain here for us to maintain the cultures is to also find ways thinking about the artist in our communities and filmmakers and those who are trying to stay here and work inform the community have a hard time finding a plays to thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker, please. >>. i'm with the san francisco tenants union. thank you supervisors so far bringing this legislation back. harassment is definitely on the increase and a fashd way to get tenants out of their part times.
as supervisor campos note it's a difficult issue for tenants to deal with. senile they need to live with harassment long enough until an attorney feels their suffered medical bills and that sort of thing enormously to say most tenants can't survive through the harassment and it's an effective way of getting tenants out. this legislation corrects the issue of prop m passed by the voter that denied and prohibited harassment but unfortunately, the courts throw out the issue. this denies harassment an illegal evict attempt and go to the rent board and have it
investigated. in addition to being a city attorney and district attorney prop a put in the statute for $200 a day so tenants can go to small claims court and get a monetary settlement. so thank you supervisors >> any >> prayer by the chaplain. >>. seeing none, public comment is closed. this matter is back in the hands of the board. supervisor campos. thank you >> i want to thank the committee for hearing this item and essentially all the tenant and their advocates that have come out to the hearing.
especially on kids. and so i think this is something that is a long time overdue and something we need to move forward as quickly as possible to provide relief. i think beyond that my hope it will send a clear message to landlord that this kind of harassment is not going to be tolerated in san francisco. there's an avenue where the tenant can go to the rent board and it could be forwarded to the city attorney or the district attorney. i hope this sends a clear message especially, when it comes to some of the tenants that have been the targets of harassment. we're top of about the vulnerable people in the society
people who are monolinoleum who don't know they're right so i ask for your support today >> thank you supervisor campos. president chiu >> i want to thank supervisor campos for bringing this forward and also our tenant advocates and families. we all certainly appreciate not only your testimony but your encourage in stepping up and sharing with us those different stories. we all know we have on a affordability crisis in san francisco and we've seen an eviction crisis in many of our district. we need to bring different policy solutions. last week i was part of the board of supervisors decision to move forward with the demolitions and conversion and i
appreciate your support of my amendment and happy to be a co- shorn of this legislation and certainly think there's no one solution that will end the situation all of our work together will comprehensively address that and i'm proud of your supervisors to stand with the tenant that were i'm happy to refer this item with a full recommendations for tomorrow >> thank you supervisor kim. >> thank you. i'll second, that and i want to thank the community for coming out and speaking. it's heartbreaking to hear this in the immigrant communities. i'm happy to support this legislation >> i support the legislation as
well and supervisor campos thank you for bringing it forward and working with all sides. while we have a lot of work to address our deep structural deficiencies we also need to make sure we're keeping people stable in their housing. it's scary where rent are right now and whether someone is lo low income or frankly middle income it's criminally hard to find affordable housing. if you're a family of kids it makes it harder the motion is to forward this to the board with positive recommendation can we take that
without objection. madam clerk call item 2 >> item 2 is an ordnance to have the group comply with the family workplace ordinance. >> and wanting chewing is the author. >> thank you, colleagues. i appreciate our consideration of this brief and clean up technical ordinance to the measure we passed some months ago. if you remember colleagues with when we had passed the legislation around the friendly family workplace we have the standard as the health care security ordinance which is 20 or more employees but unfortunately, because we didn't capitalize the e on employer it created an consistent that our
oc staff pointed out we want to quickly fix that as it's implement on january 1st. i want to recognize our staff anything else you want to recommend >> no supervisor the office wants to. >> tracy: thank you for clarifying the issue. hopefully, this will go through through won't be any confusion to the public that the employees will be told on january 1st you're not inadmissible and then later. so thank you very much >> thank you oc for you're working and engagement with small businesses in would what the ordinance does. colleagues, can we open this up for public comment >> that i public comment on item 2 seeing none, public
comment is closed. and can we get a motion to forward item 2 to the full board with recommendation without objection that's the order. >> item 3 is the resolution adding the name to old town. and adding the name to merchant street and item 5 is the resolution adding the name to bar told street >> president chiu is the author. >> thank you, mr. chair. last week, we heard testimony if the chinatown about the addition of names of community leaders who have really meant a great deal to chinatown as well as to san francisco with the alley with the moose alley and limb
additional being attempted e addressed to those streets. i have a couple of of quick amendments i want to clarify whether those signs are on single and the lettering but i want to first is if there's that i public comment >> any public comment open items 3, 4 or 5 seeing none, public comment is closed. so colleagues at the request of the mta i want to propose two technical issues. one was to allow the mta to erect those on separate signs it in the further rove clause they ask the transportation agency having the existing names to
either on a single or separate sign and for the limb resolution we want to clarify the language so the honoree name there's a tip to so the board of supervisors request that the municipal transportation agency to erect the honoree and existing names of the street on separate signs with the honoree names limb in smaller letters and the bar told street in larger letters so for those two subsequent letters. >> so on the amendments described by president chiu can we without objection and we have a motion to forward items 19204
are here at the san francisco urban center on mission street in san francisco and i'm joined today by marrielen from puc and talk about water and sewer issues. what are things we should be concerned about water. >> you want to be prepared for that scenario and the recommendation is to have stored 1 gallon per person per day that you are out of water. we recommend that you have at least 3-5 days for each person and also keep in consideration storage needs for your pets and think about the size of your pets and how much water they consume. >> the storage which is using tap water which you are going to encourage. >> right. of course at the puc we recommend that you store our wonderful delicious tap water. it's free. it comes out of the tap and you can store it in any
plastic container, a clean plastic container for up to 6 months. so find a container, fill it with water and label it and rotate it out. i use it to water my garden. >> of course everyone has plastic bottles which we are not really promoting but it is a common way to store it. >> yes. it's an easy way to pick up bottles to store it. just make sure you check the label. this one says june 2013. so convenient you have an end date on it. >> and there are other places where people have water stored in their houses. >> sure. if you have a water heater or access to the water heater to your house, you can drink that water and you can also drink the water that the in the tank of your toilet. ; not the bowl but in your tank. in any case if you are not
totally sure about the age of your water or if you are not sure about it being totally clean, you can treat your water at home. there is two ways that you can treat your water at home and one is to use basic household bleach. the recommendation is 8 drops of bleach for ever gallon of water. you add 8 drops of bleach into the water and it needs to sit for 30 minutes. the other option is to boil water. you need to boil water for 5-10 minutes. after an earthquake that may not be an option as gas maybe turned off and we may not have power. the other thing is that puc will provide information as quickly as possible about recommendations about whether the water is okay to drink or need to treat it. we have a
number of twice get information from the puc through twitter and facebook and our website sf water.org. >> people should not drink water from pools or spas. but they could use it to flush their toilets if their source are not broken. let's look at those issues. >> sanitation is another issue and something people don't usually or like to think about it but it's the reality. very likely that without water you can't flush and the sewer system can be impeded or affected during an earthquake. you need to think about sanitation. the options are simple. we recommend a set up if you are able to stay in your building or house to make sure that you have heavy duty trash bags available. you can set this up within your existing
toilet bowl and once it's used. you take a little bit of our bleach. we talked about it earlier from the water. you seal the bag completely. you make sure you mark the bag as human waste and set it aside and wait for instruction about how to dispose of it. be very aware of cleanliness and make sure you have wipes so folks are able to wash up when dealing with the sanitation issue. >> thank you so much, >> welcome to culture wire. we will look at the latest and greatest public art project.
recently, the airport unveiled the new state of the art terminal. let's take a look. the new terminal service and american airlines and virgin america was designed by a world- renowned architecture's firm. originally built in 1954, the building underwent massive renovation to become the first registered terminal and one of the must modern and sustainable terminals and the united states. the public art program continues its 30-year legacy of integrating art into the airport environment with the addition of five new commissions that are as bold and dynamic as the new building. >> this project was completed in
record time, and we were able to integrate the artist's early enough in the process that they could work with the architect said that the work that is completed is the work that really helps complement and instill the space as opposed to being tucked away in a corner. >> be experience begins with the glass facades that was designed with over 120 laminated glass panels. it captures the experience of being under or over clouds when flying in a plane. depending on the distance or point of view, it can appear clear for more abstract and atmospheric. the subtle colors change gradually depending on the light and the time of day. >> i wanted to create an art work that looks over time as well as working on in the first
glance. the first time you come here, you may not see a. but you may be able to see one side over the other. it features a couple of suspended sculptures. each was created out of a series of flat plains run parallel to each other and constructed of steel tubing. >> it is made up of these strata. as the light starts to shift, there is a real sense that there is a dynamism. >> it gives the illusion that this cultures might be fragments of a larger, mysterious mass. >> the environmental artwork livens it with color, light, and the movement. three large woven soldiers are
suspended. these are activated by custom air flow program. >> i channeled air flow into each of these forms that makes it move ever so slightly. and it is beating like a heart. if-0 when as of the forces of nature moving around us every second. >> shadow patterns reflect the shapes of the hanging sculptures. the new terminal also features a children's play areas. both of the market the exploratory n.y. -- exploratorium. the offer travelers of all ages a playful oasis.
using high quality plywood, they created henches shaped like a bird wings that double as musical instruments. serving as a backdrop is a mural featuring images of local birds and san francisco's famous skyline. >> in the line between that is so natural, you can see birds and be in complete wilderness. i really like that about this. you could maybe get a little snapshot of what they are expecting. >> it is an interactive, keck sculpture that is interacted with by the visitor. >> they are a lot about and they fall down the belt.
it moves the belt up, and if you turn that faster, the butterflies fall in the move of words. >> the art reflect the commission's commitment to acquiring the best work from the bay area and beyond. in addition to the five new commissions, 20 artworks that were already in the airport collection were reinstalled. some of which were historically cited in the terminal. it includes major sculptures by the international artists. as a collection, these art works tell the story of the vibrant arts scene in the early 1960's through the mid-1980s's. the illustrate san francisco's cultural center and a place of innovation that is recognized and the love throughout the world. one of the highlights is a series of three left tapestries.
they are on view after being in storage for 20 years. these tapestries representing various gardens. from his years of living in san francisco. hydrangeas, chrysanthemums, and whilst dahlias in rich, deep shades as they make their way to the baggage area. they can access behind-the- scenes information and interviews with the artist through an audio to work. it features archival audio as well as interviews with living artists. he can be accessed on site by dialing the telephone numbers located near the artwork or by visiting the commission's web site.
the public art speaks volumes of san francisco as a world-class city with world-class art and culture. for more information, visit >> so what brought you out here for the bike ride today? >> i grew up in san francisco but i have been living in new york. i wanted to see what san francisco is doing with infrastructure. >> cities are where people are living these days. the bay area is doing a lot with construction and the way to change the world starts here. >> we are about to take a bike ride. we have 30 cyclist. i'm really excited to hit the road and see what the city has in store.